frugivorous

[froo-jiv-er-uh s]
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adjective

fruit-eating, as certain bats.

Nearby words

  1. frugal,
  2. frugality,
  3. frugally,
  4. frugalness,
  5. frugivore,
  6. fruit,
  7. fruit bat,
  8. fruit beer,
  9. fruit body,
  10. fruit cocktail

Origin of frugivorous

1705–15; < Latin frūgi-, combining form of frūx fruit + -vorous

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British Dictionary definitions for frugivorous

frugivorous

adjective

feeding on fruit; fruit-eating

Word Origin for frugivorous

C18: from frugi- (as in frugal) + -vorous

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Word Origin and History for frugivorous

frugivorous

adj.

from Latin frugi-, stem of frux "fruit, produce," related to fructus (see fruit) + -vorous.

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